The Skoda Citigo-e iV has been unveiled before going into production during the second half of 2019 as the brand's first all-electric vehicle.
Available solely as a five-door hatch, the electric Citigo is powered by an electric motor with 61kW of power and 210Nm of torque, which is capable of propelling the city hatch from 0-100km/h in 12.5 seconds, and towards a top speed of 130km/h.
Located in the chassis floor is a 36.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which Skoda says is rated at 265 kilometres of driving range under the WLTP cycle.
The Citigo-e iV can be charged via either CCS (Combined Charge System), a standard plug socket, or wall box. CCS is standard on the Style trim level, and optional on Ambition models.
Charging to 80% of the battery's capacity takes just an hour using CCS, 4 hours 8 minutes with a 7.2kW wall box, or 12 hours 37 minutes using a 2.3kW home charging station.
The electric Citigo is differentiated from its petrol-powered siblings by a body-color grille, and a redesigned front bumper. On the inside, the Citigo-e iV also has a new instrument panel.
Standard features include electric front windows, climate control, central locking, a smartphone docking station on the dashboard, lane assist, and 14-inch alloy wheels.
The car's climate control system and battery status can be accessed remotely via new a smartphone app.
Upgrade to the more expensive Style model, and the Citigo-e iV gains 16-inch rims, interior ambient lighting, wing mirrors with electric adjustment and heating, and leather for the steering wheel, gear shifter and hand brake.
Speaking with CarAdvice, Kurt McGuinness, public relations manager for Skoda Australia, said: "We don’t have any current plans to introduce Citigo, in any configuration".
"Our [EV] strategy involves taking MEB- based cars only at this stage."